|Entrance to Be Our Guest Restaurant|
With that in mind, I began busily planning out my meal (or at least what I thought might be my meal!!). The menu for BOG is decidedly French, as one might expect from the French inspired decor. Lots of gratins and sauces. In looking at the menu ahead of time, I had suspected that the Rotisserie Cornish Hen was likely the safest option. And so I patiently waited for our ADRs!
|Lunch and dinner menus outside of Be Our Guest|
|Waterfall by Be Our Guest Restaurant|
|Waterfall and Mountains|
|The Beast's castle off in the distance...gorgeous!|
|Details on the bridge|
|Entrance to the restaurant|
|Chandeliers and Mural|
|View of the ballroom from our seats|
|View of the countryside--you can almost make out the snow|
I also asked the chef about the dessert options, knowing that there is a gluten free lemon-raspberry cream puff. This is not safe for dairy allergies (as I expected). The only options they had at this time for gluten and dairy was sorbet and fresh fruit. Since neither really appealed to me, I opted for no dessert.
First up came our appetizer. Wow, this was actually my favorite part of the meal. I loved it. The chef said when he brought it out that the only thing he couldn't include was some type of pate/mousse which contained dairy. Everything else was safe. So, we definitely dug right in!
|Cured meats and sausages board. Gorgeous presentation!|
|Unidentified brand of gluten free/dairy free rolls. They weren't bad!|
Then it was time for the entrees. I will say that Cornish hens are kind of a pain to eat! Little birds equal difficulty cutting and eating. My poor plate was not holding up well while trying to cut it; it kept sliding on the tablecloth. Taste wise, it was OK. I wouldn't say it was the best rotisserie poultry that I've ever had, but it wasn't the worst. It was pretty basic roast hen. The roasted fingerling potatoes were also nothing to write home about. Just basic, but good. Same with the roasted asparagus. I will say I like the grilled asparagus at Boma much better, but I also love asparagus, so I didn't dislike it. It also came with a pan jus, which was quite good and added some needed moisture to the plate. The portions I think are fairly good. Between the appetizer and entree, I was very full. The other diners at my table had dessert and they were stuffed. I will say that one guest had the thyme scented pork chop and they raved about it. I wish I would have ordered that instead. I've included a picture of it, so you can see what it looks like (but note that the sides are NOT safe).
|Rotisserie Cornish hen, asparagus, roasted potatoes and pan jus|
|Thyme scented pork chop is safe--other items on this entree are not deemed gluten/dairy free (at least the mac & cheese)|
|Dessert cart. Gluten free cream puff is on the left side.|
|Close-up of the gluten free cream puff|
I would give it a solid 8 out of 10 at this time for good service, food allergy accommodation and general ambiance.
If you get seated in the main dining room, don't forget to check out the Beast's room, located on the side. It's fairly dark and perhaps slightly scary for children but a real visual treat if you get the chance to see it. Here are some pictures from it:
|Fireplace with a torn painting of the Beast before his transformation|
|Unfortunately the flash warped the image, but this is the rose. The animation on this was incredible.|
|Ladies restroom at BOG |